IDFA 2016 Audience Award
Black Reel Awards 2017 – Outstanding Documentary Feature

Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of colour. A fantasy? A nightmare? This Oscar nominated film is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. A silent autistic boy, Owen memorized Disney movies to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive.

Co-Producer Carolyn Hepburn travelscourtesy of the American Film Showcase(AFS) and will attend screenings in Jhband CT

Cape Town
V&A
Fri 9, 8.45pm
Labia
Mon 5, 6.30pm
Bertha MH
Sat 10, 6pm + Q&A
Johannesburg
Bioscope
Sat 3, 8pm + Q&A
Director(s):
Roger Ross Williams
Country:
USA
Year:
2016
Duration:
92 minutes
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